Update 9.45pm: A large gorse fire in South Dublin has been brought under control.
Dublin Fire Brigade say that a damping down operation will continue throughout the night.
— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) July 29, 2017
Earlier:Dublin Fire Brigade are currently responding to a gorse fire at the Lead Mines near Rathmichael.
A spokesperson confirmed that they have been attending the scene since 10am this morning and the fires are burning towards the forest.
Three fire engines are in attendance as well as a water tanker and drone.
Firefighters say windy conditions are not helping their efforts.
The ESB have confirmed that a line has been turned off in the area, but that no customers electricity supply have been affected.
Dublin Fire Brigade has also issued a warning to drivers on the M50 with smoke causing visibility issues. They are asking drivers to switch on their lights.